Summer Session FAQs
What are the dates for Kean University Summer Sessions 1 and 2?
Kean University offers two Summer Sessions. Summer Session I starts Monday, May 23, and ends Thursday, June 30. Summer Session 2 stars Friday, July 1 and ends Monday, August 15. Course offerings range in lengths of four weeks, five weeks, and six weeks.
I am a college student at another institution. Can I take summer classes and how do I register?
Yes. Kean University welcomes students in good academic standing, currently enrolled at another institution, to enroll in our summer session. You will be required to submit official transcripts, or an official enrollment verification from the school you are currently attending on letterhead, or provide your diploma to the Office of the Registrar for review. Lastly, please complete the Non-Matriculated/Visiting Student Application.
Additionally, course offerings may be viewed on KeanWISE (see KeanWISE Instructions). Search by Term: Summer 2016. This schedule contains the latest course detail information. Course schedule subject to change. Please review course details at the time of registration.
I am a Kean University student but would like to take classes at another institution for the summer, what should I do?
You can obtain “Coursework at another Institution” form from the Office of the Registrar. You will take the form to the Chairperson of your major and complete the form. The form requires the courses you would like to take at the other institution and the equivalent courses at Kean University. The form will be signed and copies will be returned to the Office of the Register. You will register for the approved courses at the other institution. Then upon successful completion of the course(s) you will be required to submit an official transcript to Kean University from the visiting institution to receive credit for the course(s).
What is the maximum number of credits you may enroll for the summer?
Students are permitted to enroll for no more than 6 credits each summer session, not to exceed a total of 12 credits for the entire summer. In regards to science courses with lab courses, special consideration may be given on a case by case basis to enroll during the summer session allowing a student to enroll for 7-8 credits each summer session. The guidelines to obtain approval are very stringent via the Office of the Registrar.
When are summer courses offered?
Courses in the Summer may be offered Monday-Friday, and on some occasions courses may be offered on Saturdays. Additionally, it is typical that first half of a two part course, part one is offered during summer session I and part two is offered during summer session II. EX. Biology I offered during summer session I and Biology II offered during summer session II.
If summer session courses are closed will additional courses be added?
The University may add or delete courses on a case by case basis in consultation with the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office, Office of the Registrar, the academic department/program offerings for the course.
Will overloads be permitted into closed courses during summer sessions?
The option to overload students into closed courses is decided on a case by case basis by the department.
What is the length of class time for a Summer Session course?
Class length/duration varies and is determined by credit hours.
What are the deadlines for adding and dropping of summer courses (including refund dates)?
Please see Summer Academic Calendar that designates add/drop and refund dates.
NOTE: Courses dropped before the end of the add/drop period for a given session are eligible for a 100% refund not including any non-refundable fees. Although courses may be dropped in person in the Office of the Registrar, please note that courses dropped after the add/drop period has ended will not be eligible for any refund. Additionally, students will receive a grade of “W” on their transcript denoting that the course(s) was dropped from the schedule. The “W” grade does not affect the student grade point average.
How much do summer sessions cost; both for in-state and out-of-state?
For specific information please visit our Tuition and Fees Chart.
Can I apply for Financial Aid for the Summer Session(s)?
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at http://www.kean.edu/offices/financial-aid , 908-737-3190, EMAIL: Finaid@kean.edu, or visit the Office of Financial Aid in the Administration Building, 1st Floor for further details.